Harbour Pathway - David Foster Way
On Friday, May 25, 2012, the City of Victoria honoured David Foster with the naming of its stunning Inner Harbour waterfront pathway, David Foster Way.
David Foster Way
The naming of the harbour pathway honours David Foster, a much celebrated Victoria citizen who has greatly contributed to Canada's arts and culture. To mark the event, the first of a series of David Foster Way signs was unveiled by Mayor Dean Fortin, David Foster and Michael Bublé at Victoria's iconic Inner Harbour causeway. The idea for naming the waterfront pathway after David Foster stemmed from a phone call from Michael Bublé to Mayor Dean Fortin.
About the Pathway
David Foster Way is more than just a waterfront route for cyclists and pedestrians. It is about experiencing Victoria's spectacular waterfront as a special place - whether it's for gathering with friends and family, celebrating special events, watching marine-based activities, or enjoying nature and the landscape. A gateway to downtown Victoria, David Foster Way is one of the first landmarks experienced by the more than 450,000 cruise ship visitors arriving in Victoria each year.
More than five kilometres in length, once complete, David Foster Way will extend from Rock Bay to Ogden Point and will be one of the longest continuous pedestrian and cycling harbour pathways in North America.
Concept Plans for Special Places
The concepts for David Foster Way create a vision for the tremendous potential this space holds for the community, and will take the energy and financial support of other levels of government, donors and private developers to achieve. A group of local citizens is working with the City to identify opportunities for community partnerships and funding programs.
Foster Donates to
David Foster Way
On Friday, May 3, 2013, during an informal overview of the pathway with Mayor Fortin, David Foster announced a personal donation of $50,000 for the further development of the five-kilometre harbour walkway plan. David Foster, his wife Yolanda and the Mayor then went for a tour of the harbour pathway on the Victoria Fire Department's "Fireboat 1".
Vancity Contributes $100,000 to David Foster Way
On Thursday, May 2, 2013, Vancity announced it will fund $100,000 towards the development of Heron Cove at Fisherman's Wharf, one of 11 "special place" concept plans the City has developed to make David Foster Way a spectacular landmark and a positive catalyst for investment in Victoria.
(PHOTO: Vancity CEO Tamara Vrooman and Mayor Fortin at Heron Cove at Fisherman's Wharf.)
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